As our nation continues to rebuild from the historic recession — as we look for ways to attract businesses, boost incomes, and lower the unemployment rate — the most exciting reforms are taking place at the state level. At the center of this economic retooling process is the move by governors across the country to …
Read the full report: Florida Retirement System Reform: Why Now? Executive Summary: The Florida Retirement System should move toward a defined contribution system now to avoid the unfunded liabilities that continue to build because of its cur- rent structure as a defined benefit system. Opponents of reform argue the current system is 85 percent funded …
VIEW FULL JOURNAL: Winter-Spring 2014 Florida Ranks High on Issues That Matter (PDF).
RELEASE: Florida’s Dirty Dozen: Twelve Repealers That Can Boost Business, Create Jobs and Change Florida’s Economic Policy for the BetterPosted 02/18/2014
The Institute for Justice just released their latest study, “Florida’s Dirty Dozen: Twelve Repealers That Can Boost Business, Create Jobs,and Change Florida’s Economic Policy for the Better” with foreword from Dr. Bob McClure, president and CEO of The James Madison Institute. Read the full study here. Foreword from Dr. McClure: Governments too often go well …
Table of Contents: (Click on titles for full summary) EDUCATION: HB 867 (SB 862)/FAILED: Relating to Parent Empowerment in Education by Rep. Trujillo (Sen. Stargel) SB 1076 / SIGNED by Governor: Relating to K-20 Education by Sen. Legg SB 1108 (HB 465) / SENT to Governor: Relating to Exceptional Student Education by Sen. Gardiner (Rep. …
2013 Florida Legislative Session Breakdown A summary of many of the public policy decisions made in 2013, where they stand and what they’ll mean for Florida. Another Florida Legislative Session has come and gone… Headquartered in Florida’s Capital City, The James Madison Institute (JMI) team knows Tallahassee still hums after the Sine Die …
These steps should be followed by all government policymakers (particularly those in Washington): We admitted that we could not restrain ourselves when it came to spending other people’s money- and that our government budgets had become unmanageable. We came to believe that only a power greater than ourselves- the Constitution- could restore us to fiscal …
February 2012 – Backgrounder No. 72 – “The Impact of Florida’s Minimum Wage Law on Employment in the Hospitality Industry”Posted 02/08/2012
By Rick Harper, Ph.D. Executive Director, Office of Economic Development and Engagement, The University of West Florida Adjunct Scholar, The James Madison Institute View Full Brief: “The Impact of Florida’s Minimum Wage Law on Employment in the Hospitality Industry” (PDF) Foreword By Robert F. Sanchez Policy Director, The James Madison Institute For many years the …
- Statement Regarding the Lawsuit to Eliminate the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program:
- Speaker Designate Steve Crisafulli talks of the ‘Florida Dream’ at James Madison Institute luncheon
- PRESS RELEASE: Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli and Florida House Representative Mike Hill Address Opportunities and Obstacles to Increasing Economic Prosperity in Florida
- American dream thriving in boomtown — Williston, N.D.
- You're Invited: JMI Hosts DEO Director Jesse Panuccio
Coral Gables, FL (Sep 18)
- You're Invited: JMI Luncheon Featuring Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli and Rep. Mike Hill
Pensacola, FL (Aug 20)
- FREE EVENT: Film Screening "The Singing Revolution"
All Saints Cinema | 918 Railroad Ave. | Tallahassee, FL 32301 (Aug 15)
- Dr. Bob McClure Attends Economic Club of Florida
Florida State University Alumni Center (Aug 14)